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Expert Comment: Rewilding African elephants from Howlett’s to Southern Kenya

2021-07-07 - Kent, United Kingdom. Olivia Miller

The Aspinall Foundation has announced that 13 African elephants are to be flown from Howlett’s Zoo (Kent) to Southern Kenya- Professor Keith Somerville of the School of Anthropology and Conservation’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) comments on how this is an expensive, stressful and potentially risky procedure that will get lots of media attention but do nothing of value for elephant conservation.


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Firefighters rescue trapped elephant

2011-02-12 - Kent, United Kingdom.

Firefighters faced a jumbo problem when they were called to rescue and elephant at Howletts Wild Animal Park. One of the Park’s elephants collapsed in its bedroom and needed help getting to its feet. Umna, a 13-year-old African Elephant, was trapped on her side at the park in Bekesbourne Lane, Bekesbourne, after becoming ill with colic.


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Excitement over twin elephant calf at Howletts

2011-01-31 - Kent, United Kingdom.

A baby elephant whose twin died has been causing excitement at the Kent wild animal park where he was born. The as-yet-unnamed male was born to mother Masa following a 22-month pregnancy at Howletts, near Canterbury. The African elephant calf came into the world on January 25 but his twin did not survive. Ecstatic officials are still heralding the survival of its sibling and mother as a major success.


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Smelly the elephant problem solved by Southern Water

2010-10-25 - Kent, United Kingdom.

A jumbo-sized problem kicking up a stink at Howletts zoo has been solved by Southern Water. The park’s 14 elephants – who let nature take its course every two hours – had been causing a headache for owners because their enclosure wasn’t connected to the public sewer system. It meant having to hire tankers to come in and suck up daily waste water left by their toilet habits and take it to a nearby treatment works.


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Port Lympne Wild Animal Park: Elephant Keeper

2007-11-18 - Kent, United Kingdom.

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, situated in the south of Kent near
Folkestone, is an established wild animal park with significant success in
the captive breeding of rare and endangered animals. We house four
African Elephants, one bull and three cows who form a breeding group
and use protected contact methods to which the herd responds well.


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Pioneering zoologist Mike Lockyer laid to rest with pride

2007-03-22 - Kent, United Kingdom.

TRIBUTE has been paid to Mike Lockyer, the zoological director of Howletts and Port Lympne wild animal parks, who died on February 25 aged 75. In 1984 Mike moved to John Aspinalls Port Lympne and Howletts Zoo Parks in Kent. He was committed to the preservation of endangered animals and the promoting of successful breeding programmes. As zoological director he supported Mr Aspinall through the loss of two tiger keepers and an elephant keeper, after which he managed health and safety and staff mor...


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Early signs of elephant butchers in England

2006-06-29 - Kent, United Kingdom.

Bones and tusks dating back 400,000 years are the earliest signs in Britain of ancient humans butchering elephants for meat, say archaeologists. Remains of a single adult elephant surrounded by stone tools were found in northwest Kent during work on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Scientists believe hunters used the tools to cut off the meat, after killing the animal with wooden spears.


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7 Headlines about Elephants from Kent2021-07-07 - Kent, United Kingdom - Expert Comment: Rewilding African elephants from Howlett’s to Southern Kenya 2011-02-12 - Kent, United Kingdom - Firefighters rescue trapped elephant 2011-01-31 - Kent, United Kingdom - Excitement over twin elephant calf at Howletts 2010-10-25 - Kent, United Kingdom - Smelly the elephant problem solved by Southern Water 2007-11-18 - Kent, United Kingdom - Port Lympne Wild Animal Park: Elephant Keeper 2007-03-22 - Kent, United Kingdom - Pioneering zoologist Mike Lockyer laid to rest with pride 2006-06-29 - Kent, United Kingdom - Early signs of elephant butchers in England

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